Travel Awards 2018
Dear Colleagues, Fellows and Trainees:
As Editor-in-Chief of Materials, it is my immense pleasure to announce the winners of the 2018 Travel Awards sponsored by Materials.
I take the opportunity to express my gratitude to all applicants for their interest in this competition as well as to our Selection Committees for their incredible involvement in this difficult task. We had many impressive dossiers for this award from all over the world and selecting two Follows among them was a very difficult task.
Mr Ankit Gupta, a Ph.D. student at the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany and Dr. Carlo Massaroni, a postdoctoral researcher at the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy are the Materials 2018 Travel Awards winners. Please join me to congratulate them for their achievements. Each Awardee will receive 800 Swiss Francs towards the participation in an international conference:
- Mr Ankit Gupta will present his work entitled “First-principles investigation of thermodynamics and precipitation kinetics in Al-Sc alloys” at the “TMS 2018 Annual Meeting and Exhibition” which will be held on March 11th, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, USA.
- Dr. Carlo Massaroni will present his work entitled “Multi-sensitive FBG-based needle for both relative humidity and breathing rate monitoring” at the “13th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA 2018)” which will be held on June 11th, 2018 in Rome, Italy.
Materials is very proud to support young scientists and looks forward to receive more applications for 2019 Travel Awards including those that could not be awarded this time.
Editor-in-Chief of Materials
Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Fcaulty of Dentistry
Young Investigator Award 2017
Dear readers of Materials,
After an extensive voting period, we are proud to announce Dr. Andrea Alù as the first winner of the Materials Young Investigator Award who is a Full Professor and the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. He was the outstanding candidate, as voted for by the evaluation committee of the Materials Investigator Award, out of 36 candidates who were each proposed by at least two other colleagues from the broad field of materials science.
Dr. Alù received his Ph.D. with Professor Lucio Vegni and Professor Nader Engheta at the University of Roma Tre in 2007 and did postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Professor Nader Engheta. At the age of 37, Dr. Alù has already achieved an extraordinary standing in the materials community. Dr. Alù’s scientific work over the past few years has been focused on the conception, modeling and application of nanostructured artificial materials and metamaterials to mold electromagnetic waves, light and sound in exotic ways, going beyond the limits and challenges associated with the use of natural materials. To date, he has co-authored over 345 journal papers, edited one book, 28 book chapters, and 552 conference papers. His work has not only led to prime level basic research, but has also shown to be highly relevant for engineering, achieving significant impact in materials science and beyond.
On behalf of the Materials Editorial office staff and editorial board members, I wish to congratulate Dr. Andrea Alù for his excellent performance and wish him all the best for his future career.